Seniors, no matter your age or fitness level, join the party with low-impact, easy-to-follow dance routines designed especially for you. Move to Latin-inspired music in a fun, encouraging atmosphere; no dance experience necessary. Shake it at your own pace Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, 5728 Cedar Ave. S. Suggested donation of $5 for a six-week session starting Dec. 4.
Advent: A Women’s
Exodus & Gospel
Sundays, Dec. (1), 8, 15 & 22,
University Baptist Church
1219 University Ave. S.E.
The drama is based on feminist study and reading of the “infancy narratives” in Matthew and Luke, and their roots in Hebrew scripture. Members of the laity wrote and are producing the work, in conjunction with the UBSC Chorale. The drama was inspiried by the work of the late feminist scholar Jane Schaberg. FFI: 612-331-1768, info@ubcmn-.org, www.ubcmn.org.
Advent Evening Prayer Series
Mondays, Dec. 2, 9 & 16, 7 to
3228 Portland Ave. S.
People of all faith traditions are welcome. This year’s theme, “Calling to Star Power for the Solstice,” is inspired by a poem that addresses God as the creator of the stars, recognizing how each of us is called to shine in and from the heart.
More details: 612-822-2623 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spirit Garage Band
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m.
Music Box Theater
1407 Nicollet Ave.
Spirit Garage is a Christian faith community that uses the power of music to build communities. The live concert features talented Twin Cities musicians. Sing along and rock out to the funky and blues styling of your favorite Christmas tunes. Free admission. Free refreshments and fresh baked cookies. You’re invited to bring donations of new children’s hats, gloves or mittens to support Emerson school.
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2 to 6 p.m.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
2730 E. 31st St.
Lutefisk, Swedish sausage, Swedish meatballs, lefse, rice pudding, fruit soup and homemade holiday cookies. Tickets are $18 for adults and must be purchased in advance. 612-729-8358.
& Bake Sale
Saturday, Dec. 7, 4 to 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 8, 8:30 a.m. to noon
St. Albert the Great (Social Hall)
Corner of E. 29th St. & 32nd Ave. S.
Décor and gift items, delicious treats and St. Albert’s popular homemade salsa, $5/pint. 612-724-3643 or www.saintalbertthegreat-.org.
Spiritual & Earth-based Artwork
Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 7 & 8
Bethany Lutheran Church
2511 E. Franklin Ave.
Local artist Jim “Marion” Foreman says he works in “the spiritual sense by maintaining my day, and particularly as I create, from an inner spiritual space.” The works transmit joy and peace. The exhibit is part of the Seward Winter Frolic event.
Grandparents Circle Class
Sunday, Dec. 8, 1 p.m.
Temple of Aaron
616 S. Mississippi River Blvd., St. Paul 55116
This class is for Jewish grandparents who have grandchildren being raised in an interfaith home. Free and open to the public.
Free Community Meals
—Sunday, Dec. 15, 11 a.m. to
All God’s Children Metropolitan Community Church
3100 Park Ave. S. (Park & 31st)
A free meal is offered on the third Sunday of every month. All are invited! Call the church at 612-824-2673 with questions.
—Saturdays, Dec. 7 & 21, Noon to 1 p.m.
Mt. Olive Lutheran Church
3045 Chicago Ave. S.
First and third Saturdays. Everyone welcome. Contact the church with questions at 612-827-5919.
Food Pantry Distribution
Friday, Dec. 13, & Saturday, Dec. 28, 8 to 11 a.m.
Messiah Lutheran Church (The Center for Changing Lives)
2400 Park. Ave. S.
Second Friday and 4th Saturday of every month.
Calvary Lutheran Food Shelf
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to Noon
Calvary Lutheran Church
3901 Chicago Ave. S.
More information at 612-827-2504.
Cornerstone Thrift Shop
Cornerstone Thrift Shop, located in the basement of the big brown church at 34th Street and Park
Avenue, is open every Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Wednesday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and the first Sunday of every month from about 11:45 to 1 p.m. Household and baby cleaning supplies are available on the third Wednesday of the month.
Park Avenue Church’s phone number is 612-825-6863.
The Phillips Powderhorn
BAHA’I CENTER OF MINNEAPOLIS
3844 Chicago Ave. S., 612-823-3494
Devotional Gatherings Sunday 10 am
Many other activities—call or email for more information
CATHOLIC CHURCH OF THE HOLY NAME 3637 - 11th Ave. S., 612-724-5465
Masses Saturday 5 pm
Sunday 8:30 & 11 am
Reconciliation 4 - 4:30 pm Sat.
Pastor: Fr. Leo Schneider
A welcoming Roman Catholic community
CHURCH OF ST. ALBERT THE GREAT Corner of E. 29th & 32nd Ave. S.
Mass M, T, TH, F at 8:15 am
Saturday 5 pm & Sunday 9:30 am
Sunday morning childcare
4120 17th Ave. S.
Sunday Worship 10:30 am
Education for all 9:15 am
Pastor: Brenda Froisland
Accessible Off-Street Parking
A Reconciling in Christ Congregation
3901 Chicago Ave. S.
612-827-2504 or www.clchurch.org
Sunday Worship at 10:15 am; Christmas Eve 5 pm
Christmas Day 9 am
Pastor: Brad Froslee
Home of the Urban Arts Academy
A Reconciling in Christ Congregation
FAITH EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN
3430 E. 51st St., 612-729-5463
Sunday Worship 9 am (Holy Commun-
ion 1st & 3rd Sundays); Education Hour 10:30 am (Sunday School & Adult Bible Class); Bible Studies Tuesdays 1 pm
Wednesday Advent Services Dec. 4, 11 & 18, 7 pm; Christmas Program Dec. 22, 9 am, Birthday Party for Jesus following; Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 7 pm; Christmas Service 9 am
Pastor: Rev. David Domanski
The Center for Changing Lives
2400 Park Ave. S., 612-871-8831
Worship 9 am first three Sundays
Worship 11 am every Sunday
Children’s Ed. during 11 am service
Community Bible Study Tues 10:30 am, Lunch at Noon
MOUNT OLIVE LUTHERAN
Chicago & 31st St.
Holy Eucharist 8 & 10:45 am
Fellowship & Education 9:30 am
Musical, liturgical, welcoming!
PO Box 7588 Office: 3605 15th Ave. S., 612-722-6612 www.walkerchurch.org; email@example.com Sunday Celebrations at 10 am at Patrick’s Cabaret, 3010 Minnehaha Ave. (just south of Lake Street)